Acton Ostry Architects

December 2021

Leadership Announcement

Acton Ostry Architects (AOA) is pleased to announce new partners and an expanded leadership team. Founding principals Russell Acton and Mark Ostry welcome principals Alex Percy, Mark Simpson and Matt Wood as new partners, and congratulate Milos Begovic, Ruth Chau, Stewart Child, Derek Fleming, and Michael Fugeta as associate principals, and Gregory Aunger and Matthew Fellows as associates.

Gastown Child Care Centre

November 2021

AFBC Special Jury Award

The Gastown Child Care Centre has been selected as a recipient of a Special Jury Award from the Architectural Foundation of British Columbia’s Architectural Awards of Excellence program, which represents the highest level of architectural award in British Columbia and aims to recognize design excellence for projects across the province. The Passive House and LEED Gold-certified Gastown Child Care Centre provides 74 child care spaces in an innovative complex located atop underutilized parkades in the downtown Vancouver core.

The Duke

October 2021

Grands Prix du Design Platinum Award

The Duke has been announced as a winner of a 2021 Grands Prix du Design Platinum Award. Enhancing the appreciation and promotion of excellence in design, the Grands Prix du Design Awards celebrate and reward the work of designers and architects who improve our quality of life and the built environment. Designed under the City of Vancouver Rental 100 Secured Market Rental Housing Policy, The Duke is a LEED Gold-certified mixed-use rental residential development with a unique building typology that is new to Vancouver.

Acton Ostry Architects

October 2021

Urbanarium The Mixing Middle Competition

Acton Ostry Architects is pleased to be a sponsor of Urbanarium’s The Mixing Middle Competition, which calls for innovative mixed-use designs to revitalize residential areas in four Metro Vancouver communities. The aim of the competition is to create more vibrant neighbourhoods that meet the needs of intergenerational and multicultural residents through an exploration of the possibilities of multifunctional mixed uses. Creativity and ambition are encouraged. Registration is open to everyone through November 2, 2021.